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The solution involves using text generation tables, combined with
a modified Cardan grille (a piece of card with holes cut in it forming specific patterns).
Details are in my article in the January 2004 issue of Cryptologia.
Edward Kelley (a.k.a. Kelly, a.k.a. Talbot) was an Elizabethan adventurer whose life was colourful even by Elizabethan standards. He acted as clairvoyant to a leading Elizabethan scholar, John Dee, and allegedly relayed messages dictated to him by angels. After parting company with Dee, Kelley allegedly produced gold using alchemy, with such success that he became a baron, before being imprisoned for fraud. After his release, he became a soldier of fortune, until he was again imprisoned. Kelley drugged his guards, climbed through the window of his tower cell using a rope made from his bedding, and then vanished from history.
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